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Recent Decisions From the Wyoming Supreme Court

Berenergy Corp. v. BTU Western Resources, Inc.  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 2
Docket Numbers: S-17-0040, S-17-0041

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether this case presented a justiciable issue when the Supreme Court could not render a decision binding on a federal agency and could only offer an advisory opinion that may or may not ultimately bind the...

Thomas Joseph Roeber v. The State of Wyoming
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 1
Docket Number: S-17-0236
McLaren v. Wyoming  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 154
Docket Number: S-17-0010

Justia Opinion Summary: Steven McLaren challenged his convictions for five felonies stemming from a bizarre and violent encounter with his girlfriend in 2014. McLaren owned 57 cats. He and his girlfriend, Jennifer Evans, referred to the cats as...

Foltz, Jr. v. Wyoming  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 155
Docket Number: S-17-0064

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted appellant Donald Dean Foltz, Jr. of first-degree murder and the district court sentenced him to life without the possibility of parole. Foltz was accused of child abuse towards his girlfriend’s two-year-...

Riddle v. State  
Date: December 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 153
Docket Number: S-17-0083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s conviction, rendered after a jury trial, for forgery, holding that there was insufficient evidence to support a conviction under the specific subparagraph of the forgery statute tha...

Howard v. Aspen Way Enterprises, Inc.  
Date: December 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 152
Docket Numbers: S-17-0072, S-17-0073, S-17-0074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court consolidated Plaintiffs’ petitions for writ of review from the circuit court’s decisions granting Defendant summary judgment on Plaintiffs’ separate claims asserting invasion of privacy, granted the pet...

Acton v. Acton  
Date: December 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 151
Docket Number: S-17-0102

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court requiring Wife to return certain personal property Husband after the divorce decree’s ninety-day deadline. On appeal, Wife argued that, by allowing Husband t...

Triplett v. State  
Date: December 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 148
Docket Number: S-16-0298

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant, after a jury trial, of one count of immodest, immoral or indecent liberties with a minor and three counts of second-degree sexual abuse...

Leavitt v. State, ex rel. Wyoming Department of Transportation  
Date: December 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 149
Docket Number: S-17-0118

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Appellant’s declaratory judgment action for lack of a justiciable controversy. Appellant’s driver’s license was suspended after her agreed to tak...

Hodson v. Sturgeon  
Date: December 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 150
Docket Number: S-17-0131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court summarily affirmed the district court’s order recognizing and adopting the settlement Richard Hodson reached with Janet Sturgeon. In the settlement, the parties agreed to resolve their pending lawsuit a...

Davis v. State  
Date: December 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 147
Docket Numbers: S-16-0253, S-17-0087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of strangulation of a household member, in violation of Wyo. Stat. Ann. 6-2-509(a)(i). The court held (1) contrary to Defendant’s argumen...

White v. Wheeler  
Date: December 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 146
Docket Number: S-17-0115

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court entering summary judgment in favor of Defendants in this complaint filed by Plaintiffs asserting a claim for adverse possession based on Plaintiffs’ fencing a...

Daniel James Boutin, Sr. v. The State of Wyoming
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 145
Docket Numbers: S-17-0186, S-17-0187
TSR v. State, ex rel., Department of Family Services  
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 144
Docket Number: S-17-0090

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court modifying child support with respect to Mother’s daughter. In 2011, Mother and Father entered into an agreement modifying Father’s child support obligation. Appr...

Schmitz v. State, Department of Workforce Services  
Date: December 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 143
Docket Number: S-17-0006

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the district court’s order dismissing the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Labor Standards Appeals Division (WFS) from Appellant’s petition for review of a WFS...

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